for Art + Innovation
Located in a historic neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center for Art + Innovation offers more than 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and attend our various events, including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.
JAZZ: GHOST TREES BIG BANDNew Frequencies at McColl Center
$10 / Members or In advance
$12 / At the door
Josh Berman and Keefe Jackson duo opener
Built around the kernel of Ghost Trees—Seth Nanaa on drums and Brent Bagwell on tenor saxophone—this big band allows the duo the opportunity to fill out their compositions with colorful instrumentation (pedal steel guitar and singing saw to name a few of the less common components). It features a cast of Charlotte's most interesting and far-ranging musicians.
Created during a month-long residency at the Skyline Artists in Residence project in September 2015, the Ghost Trees Big Band established a deep rapport and intuition.
This performance will make space for the duo of Josh Berman (cornet) and Keefe Jackson (reeds), who will open the show. Berman and Jackson have played together for over 10 years, while racking up accolades on the Chicago jazz scene. Their duo interplay moves from light, boppish lines to the edges of abstraction.
Experience New Frequencies at McColl Center -- recognized by Charlotte Magazine as the Best New Arts Programming in Charlotte!